November 2017 Print

President's Report

I cannot believe it is already time for SCAGPO’s 39th Annual Professional Development Forum and Trade Show.  I hope that most of you are able to attend this year’s event.  It is going to be one of Excellence!  If you are unable to attend, know that you will be missed and we hope you are making plans to attend next year’s Forum.

For those that are attending this year’s Forum, be sure to download the mobile app and start familiarizing yourself with the information about this year’s event.  This will be the method that we use to make announcements and send reminders at the event.  It is also a great tool to interact with other attendees and to identify where vendors are located at the trade show.

While we look to the Forum as the showcase of our year, we still have a few things remaining on the calendar for you.  Be sure to join us for the Christmas Luncheon on December 12th at Capital City Club, overlooking Columbia as we honor our retirees. The registration for this event is on our website. 


Also, be sure to give towards our final charitable project for 2017, as well as participate in, the Wreaths Across America wreath laying ceremony at Fort Jackson on December 16th.

Stay tuned for more Facebook Live videos as we finish strong in the year as we strive to truly autograph our work with excellence!

Stacy Adams, CPPB

2017 SCAGPO President


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Vice President

Forum is almost here!

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone next week.

I hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities the forum provides. Honing your procurement skills through the training sessions and networking with hundreds of colleagues and vendors, just to name a few.

Catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Unwind. Have fun. Leave refreshed and energized.

See you at the Forum.

Nan Johnson, CPPO, CPPB

2017 SCAGPO Vice-President

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Forum News

Poll Everywhere

During the upcoming SCAGPO Conference, one of our Wednesday presenters intends to use the “Poll Everywhere” app to conduct a real-time survey of the attendees during the presentation.  In order to do so, interested attendees will need to go to the app store, search for and download the “Poll Everywhere” app.  Of course, you’ll need to bring your smartphone to the presentation.  Instructions will be given on how to “Join a presentation” once the presentation begins.  We look forward to seeing you at the beach!  

Hotel Pricing

Members are reminded that the Hotel rate increased to $93.00 per night to be consistent with the GSA Rate.

Speaker Notes

Speakers are reminded to send presentation slides quickly for the Forum next week.  Attendees may begin downloading them as they become available.

Download and Setup App

Be sure to set up your profile so other attendees can reach out to you and we are able to track session participation in order to make sure you get proper credit.


Dress it up! Wear your favorite pair of jeans and pair it with some over the top diamond/pearl jewelry or your favorite blazer and tie!

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Community Service

Click Below to Donate Today!!!

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Young Professional News

SCAGPO’s Board is interested to learn more about our Young Professional Members. This group would include either those members who are 40 years old and younger or those that have been in the public procurement profession for 3 or fewer years. If you meet the requirements, please let us know by adding yourself to our Young Professionals Database through our website.  We have special events, training, and opportunities geared just for you.  Let us know who you are and what we can do to serve and equip you with excellence.

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Welcome New Members

Are you new to SCAGPO?  Please me your bio to including what entity you work for and I would like to feature you in the next newsletter and on the website!

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